Rogue One

I’m still trying to come down off a nerdy high right now, so you’ll forgive me please if things seem a little scattershot. I just got back from seeing Rogue One in IMAX 3D and…well, my brain is having trouble getting past the happy somersaults of my inner nerd. So…

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Geek Confessional: The Return of the Christian Fiction

I’ve been spending a lot of time talking about all the garbage that I wrote when I was younger. And make no mistake, all of those writing projects were awful, no two ways about it. None of the stories I wrote were worthy of publication. That didn’t mean I stopped…

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Wordcount Wednesday

Oh, good grief! I just realized that I haven’t exactly been keeping this up-to-date, have I? The last time I wrote a Wordcount Wednesday post, I was closing in on the finish line on my latest WIP and then…well, I never posted another update. And it’s been a month. Bad…

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The Lutheran Difference: Worship

Let’s say you stumble into a church on a Sunday morning. How could you tell if the worship service is Lutheran or not? That’s a tricky question to answer. While there are some within my little corner of Lutheran land that believe that there’s only one valid form of worship…

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The Lutheran Difference: Lutheran Preaching

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been reviewing the Lutheran understanding of Law and Gospel, as well as the three uses of the Law. This has been leading up to one of my favorite subjects, namely that of Lutheran homiletics. Or, if you’re not impressed by the fancy eight-dollar…

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Geek Confessional: My First Christian Fiction

So over the past few trips to the confessional, I’ve been telling the story of all of my various writing projects. I never really intended for the Geek Confessional to be my authorial autobiography, but it’s kind of turned into that. Hope you don’t mind. Anyway, while I was in…

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The Lutheran Difference: The Three Uses of the Law

Last week, we touched on the Lutheran understanding of Law and Gospel. But this teaching goes a little deeper than what I said in the previous post. More specifically, we understand that the Law has three distinct uses within Christian life. According to us Lutherans, the Law can be used…

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The Lutheran Difference: Law and Gospel

Several weeks ago, I touched on the idea of sola scriptura, the idea that Lutherans base our beliefs first and foremost on the Bible. All other writings (such as the various Lutheran Confessions) are seen as expositions and explanations of what the Bible has to say. When I wrote that…

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Wordcount Wednesday

Oh, my goodness gracious. I’m so close. So very close. I can smell it. I can feel the finish line beckoning to me. By my reckoning, I only have two and a half chapters to write in my current work-in-progress: the final two and then the chapter that I skipped…

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The Lutheran Difference: The Office of the Keys

So let’s take a brief moment and talk about the Office of the Keys. If you’re not familiar with this term, it comes from Matthew 16, specifically this verse: I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in…

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